எனது சமீபத்திய மான்புமிகு நந்திவர்மன் என்னும் அரசியல் நையாண்டி நாடகத்திற்கு ஹிந்து பத்திரிகையில் வந்த விமரிசனம்
‘Maanbumigu Nandivarman’ written by T.V.Radhakrishnan and presented by the Sowmya Theatre Group was a stinging political satire. The situations and characters were thinly disguised.
In recent times one has not seen a play so cleverly written and so bold in its indictment of politicians and their ways. The much used device of God coming down to earth to participate in the doings of men was employed here in an effective and fresh manner. Concluding that politics is all corrupting and the lucre lure does not escape even divine beings, He leaves the earth a wiser god.
t is a play that has an immediate relevance for those in this State and are familiar with the political events here. Though it was entertaining and well directed, it would have been better if the play had been more broad based Being so close to the bone deprives it of poetic and artistic merit at times.
Good timing in the delivery of lines by Radhakrishnan as Siva and Karur Rangaraj as the freedom fighter gave the play its racy quality.